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Umpires quickly overturn play at first in eighth

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SAN DIEGO -- Judging by his immediate reaction, Brewers first baseman Lyle Overbay knew a key call in Wednesday's game against the Padres would be overturned well before the umpires got their first look.

With a runner aboard and left-hander Will Smith and the Brewers nursing a one-run lead, Padres three-hole hitter Seth Smith hit a grounder to Overbay that pulled the veteran from the bag. He had to hustle over to attempt a tag, and first base ump Ted Barrett initially ruled Smith safe, drawing a strong reaction from Overbay.

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke challenged the call, and, after only 41 seconds, it was overturned.

Adam McCalvy is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Brew Beat, and follow him on Twitter at @AdamMcCalvy. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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